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windows xp pro key code number missing

By iokten ·
...I purchased a Windows XP PRO OEM version from a guy who used to build and sell computers. Later on we wanted to install this winxp onto a generic computer I put together, and found out we dont have the Key number fo the Win XP we purchased. The XP CD was in a sealed original package with no Key Code number. Either it fell off or the guy who sold it to us was supposed to give us one. We dont know.

We contacted to Microsoft to get a key number they said they could not help because it was not a Retail version even if we pay for it. WHen I told them this guy who sold it to us is no where to befound , may be out of business, shall we have to throw this away which we paid about $180.00? Microsoft, who are the manufacturer said they could not help.

I dont think this is a fair answer. Even if we wanted to pay for it, they said they could not give us a licence so we can install it.

Is there any way for us to be able to get into this Original, never been used Windows CD to retreive its Key number? Or is it a trash now?

I believe there is a solution for this rather that paying another $180 to buy another copy.

any suggestions?

thank you
iokten@comcast.net

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by justlikesherlock In reply to windows xp pro key code n ...

hello all, I am sort of in the same situation. I work for a company that has hundreds of CD's and a very nice clerk decided to organize them. Unfortunately she didn't keep the product codes, coa (whatever they're called) together. So now I have a very nicely organized binder of CD's and stack of key codes. Is there anyway that I can verify which product key, license, COA etc goes with corresponding software. Or am I just S.O.L? ANY help would be greatly appreicated.

Danielle

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